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August 15, 2019

This summer further testing on the fishing gear have been on going. To increase the drag time and efficiency of each fishing trip tests have been done on pumping sea cucumbers from the sledge bags up to the ships. The testing has been successful by pumping the catch us...

December 21, 2018

At 2018 The Seafood Conference Iceland, Topbalat´s sea cucumber processing machine innovation idea got awarded first place. Project manager David Freyr received the awards on behalf of the development team. Aurora Seafood with Curio have started the development but, th...

November 6, 2018

Iceland is an island surrounded by clean ocean with great diversity of seafood which makes the best habitat for sea cucumbers. In order to demonstrate the unique geographical and ecological advantages of Icelandic seafood culture, Alibaba-Tmall in cooperation with Auro...

August 23, 2018

Our ship Klettur has for the first time broke through the 1.000 ton barrier as a catch in one fishing year. This is a record fishing in Iceland, at least. The average catch per fishing day of 14 hours from harbor to harbor has increased from 7,4 tons to 9,5 since the T...

July 11, 2018

In the end of June we along with researchers from the Marine & Freshwater Research Institute did perform the first of two comparison test between the Bergs Dredge and the traditional ski dredges. The tests where conducted in Breiðafjörður on the west coast of Iceland....

May 18, 2018

Last few weeks preparations for our comparison tests this summer have been on going. Tests will be conducted in Breiðafjörður with the new fishing gear and former ski-dredges with focus on environmental impact and catch rate. 

February 24, 2018

We now have our first sea cucumber dredge built from scaled blueprints. The design is built on previous development with a few more implementations such as rubber sleeve on the mouth piece and a sensor bracket. The dredge was given the name Berg´s dredge in honor of ou...

November 22, 2017

David Kelly and his crew in Hampidjan Canada did make for us a test model to  use in the flume tank tests later this week. Together with Einar Skaftason at Hampidjan Iceland we designed the blueprints for Topbalat´s Sea Cucumber dredge and soon we will see how it opera...

October 18, 2017

We just finished tests on our dredge design in the flume tank at Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University. In the tests we did look at how the dredge bag operated in a current equal to the drag speed in regular fishing trips. In short the dredge and bag op...

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